Environment



Riverford farms plants idea of staff ownership

James Fitzgerald  talks to the man who championed seasonal vegetables well before they became fashionable. Guy Singh-Watson, founder of Riverford Organic Farmers, is thinking outside…


Nitrate: there’s something in the water

The United Kingdom’s four nations have the highest river nitrate concentrations in Europe. The European Environment Agency is demanding change, writes James Fitzgerald. The UK’s…



Pressure grows to weed out glyphosate

Scientific evidence is mounting against the world’s most common herbicide, writes James Fitzgerald. This may be the knock-out round for Roundup, Monsanto’s top selling weed…


Food is the stuff of life – or death

The management of resources must surely take precedent in government policy and business strategy in the years ahead if we are to avoid muddled thinking…


Rejecting the future

The United States and Britian have turned inward and away from their places in the international order. Germany and France are preparing to take their…